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(Continental Blue Heaven) 11 tracks, digipack After well over 25 years on the scene, Kai Strauss... more

Kai Strauss: Night Shift (CD)

(Continental Blue Heaven) 11 tracks, digipack

After well over 25 years on the scene, Kai Strauss is no longer just another guitarist from Europe. Kai Strauss has been a household name among European blues lovers since the early nineties.

First as musical mastermind in Memo Gonzalez' Bluescasters and later under his own name, Kai has built a reputation as a purveyor of authentic blues traditions. He draws inspiration from all the great musicians and doesn't limit himself to just one type of blues.

His versatility does not get in the way of consistency in style and quality. And having received many accolades for his previous releases, we dare say Night Shift takes another step up in his already impressive body of work.

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Strauss, Kai - Night Shift (CD) CD 1
01 Stand Strong Together Kai Strauss
02 The Future and the Past Kai Strauss
03 I Done Got Over You Kai Strauss
04 Bottom Of The Barrel Kai Strauss
05 Storming In Chicago Kai Strauss
06 Bad Loser Kai Strauss
07 Ride With Me Kai Strauss
08 Icebound Kai Strauss
09 You Sure Drive a Hard Bargain Kai Strauss
10 It Ain`t Where You Been Kai Strauss
11 Night Shift Blues Kai Strauss
Kai Strauss belongs to a small circle of European blues musicians, to whom American colleagues... more
"Kai Strauss"

Kai Strauss belongs to a small circle of European blues musicians, to whom American colleagues and critics also attest an authentic style. Musically grown up in Germany's blues stronghold Osnabrück, Strauss toured for over 15 years alongside the Texan Memo Gonzalez and played a firm place in the hearts of the blues community with his intensity. "Even as a teenager I was infected by the music of Buddy Guy, B.B. King or Jimmie Vaughan," says the guitarist and singer, who, according to the trade magazine Bluesnews, is now regarded as one of the big names in the European scene.

Three German Blues Awards, 2016, 2015 and 2014, TV appearances, magazine covers and concerts in over 20 countries are remarkable milestones in Strauss' career. Good blues is nourished by personal experience and passion. Decisive qualities of Kai Strauss, who elicits from his instrument the stories that life writes - whether live or recorded with international guests on the new CD "Getting Personal", which was awarded the "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik".

With his third longplayer Strauss consistently continues on the path he took on the previous album "I Go By Feel" and strengthens his profile as a modern and at the same time puristic bluesman. There's plenty of guitar - from dirty, funky "The Blues Is Handmade" to the expressive slow blues "Blues For Anne", but above all it's the eleven original compositions by Strauss and his top-class comrades-in-arms that prove an artistic development and give the album title "Getting Personal" its justification.

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27 Nov 2022

Night Shift - Kai Strauss

Night Shift – Master Of The Stratocaster Kai Strauss

Der Lengericher Kai Strauss hat seiner abwechslungsreichen Blues-Diskographie ein weiteres Werk hinzugefügt.

„Night Shift“ klingt nicht wie eines der Vorgänger-Werke. Es macht für mich echte künstlerische Schaffenskraft aus, sich nicht immer selbst zu kopieren.

Als Blues-Liebhaber (Ladies AND Gentlemen!) kennt ihr vielleicht den Chicagoer Bruce Iglauer, den Gründer von Alligator Records. Das Label hat unter vielen anderen den Telecaster-Heroen Albert Collins unter Vertag gehabt. Ein ganz lieber, ruhiger Typ, der aber auf der Bühne seinen Verstärker (ohne PA!) einfach auf 10 gedreht hat und die Sau rausgelassen hat.

Bruce Iglauer schreibt in den Liner Notes: „Kai Strauss is a subtle and sophisticated bluesman who has it all …”

Mehr kann man sich kaum wünschen als Musiker. Wen wundert’s, dass Track 8 der neuen Scheibe „Icebound“ heißt? Albert freut sich ‘nen Wolf, wenn er gerade auf meinem Kopfhörer mithört. Wer weiß? Bluetooth gibt’s auch schon im Himmel, bestimmt.

Alex Lex spielt seine bekannt präzisen Drum-Beats, Kevin Duvernay weiß, warum der Bass so wichtig ist in einer Band und Britain’s best export ist der Keyboarder Paul Jobson. Pauls Keyboard startet mit dem ersten Stück auf dem rechten Kanal und setzt seine Arbeit die ganze CD hindurch mit Herzblut fort.

Nico Dreier („Bluesanovas!“) spielt auf drei Tracks Piano. Vielen Musik-Liebhabern dürft auch Ali Neander (guitar) bekannt sein.

Der Chicagoer Sänger und Gitarrist Toronzo Cannon ist als Gast zu hören, eine famose Entdeckung für mich. Sax Gordon, Bira Junior and Bruno Belasco played the horns, thank you for that.

Mixed and mastered by Martin Meinschäfer. Wer kennt den Namen nicht? Ich muss sofort an den großartigen Wuppertaler Henrik Freischlader denken.

Ich analysiere jetzt nicht jedes Stück, für mich ist es wichtig zu schreiben, wie wichtig und herausragend die neue CD von Kai ist. Kauft Sie gern!

Ich habe weder einen Anspieltipp noch einen Skip-Titel, weil mir alles gefällt.
Jetzt jede Nummer zu „zerfaseln“ bringt doch Euch nichts. Ich bin kein Feuilleton-Schwätzer, sorry. Hört einfach rein, zum Beispiel bei spotify. Verdienen tun die Jungs da nicht viel, der Wink mit dem Zaunpfahl musste sein.

Gerade bin ich beim „Nightshift Blues“, Track 11. „Das kennt man doch“, höre ich schon wieder die Banausen schreien. Nein, diese Blues-Balladen werde ich noch dereinst im Himmel über Bluetooth hören.

LORD HAVE MERCY!

P.S.: Rechtschreibprüfungen werden überschätzt, die kennen nicht mal „Telecaster“. Schwere Bildungslücke.

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Tracklist
Strauss, Kai - Night Shift (CD) CD 1
01 Stand Strong Together
02 The Future and the Past
03 I Done Got Over You
04 Bottom Of The Barrel
05 Storming In Chicago
06 Bad Loser
07 Ride With Me
08 Icebound
09 You Sure Drive a Hard Bargain
10 It Ain`t Where You Been
11 Night Shift Blues